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Chapter 28: Tomi Kisaragi 2
Music: Impending Doom (Mitsuhiro Kaneda)
(This place isn’t what it used to be. Back in 2025… It was my home.)
Let’s talk to Miwako, currently watching over our mysterious stranger.
Oh hey, is that Ryoko?
She was struggling for a while… But I think she’s calmed down. We need to get her to a doctor.
Maybe, but how are we supposed to do that?
Do you think she came here at the same time?
We’ll figure it out when she wakes up. Anyway, once that moron gets back… Let’s decide what to do from here.
(Shinonome-senpai… I saw her hanging around Gouto. Maybe she’s from the future too…)
Let’s head outside and wait for “that moron.”
Ah, speak of the devil.
I take my eyes off you for one second… And you just go running off looking for your own house?
Yeah? And how’s that sickly-lookin’ second-year?
Well… She hasn’t woken up yet…
You were stuck here either way.
You’re really gonna give me that?
Copped it from a busted vending machine.
It ain’t cold anymore, but it should be fine.
Drink Canned Soda
Hey, I found a calendar when I was diggin’ around. The year on it was 2025. Guess this really is the future…
It’s no different from here. But I’m tellin’ ya, there was some crazy shit out there.
Dead ones. Everywhere.
Use The Ogata House on Nenji Ogata
You could say that. But it wasn’t there anymore. Guess it got replaced by some skyscraper. Wasn’t lookin’ so hot, though.
What about my place?
Sorry, but it’s the same deal. Place is nothin’ but a giant parking lot.
What about Mom and Dad…?
If this is 2025, that means 20 years have passed. Your guess is as good as mine.
I wonder what happened to my place.
Use Dead Kaiju on Nenji Ogata
Another one was real stocky, the size of a damn building. They were just lyin’ all over the place. I never liked creepy crawly things. I couldn’t stand to look at ‘em too long.
Heh, Nenji’s afraid of massive, fifty-foot, all-consuming bugs. What a wuss.
How did you know they were dead?
How do you think? They were torn apart. It was pretty obvious.
What? You need to see it to believe me?
We have two choices at the moment. We can check out what’s left of Tomi’s apartment, or we can go investigate the dead kaiju. One of these seems much more interesting than the other, so we’ll pick the dead kaiju.
Use Dead Kaiju on Nenji Ogata
Consider Dead Kaiju
(Morimura… Megumi… Were they planning on fighting those things?)
Come to think of it, I was talking to Natsuno… Maybe this thing’s a big alien weapon.
Please don’t indulge Natsuno, Tomi.
For an alien machine, it looks pretty familiar. Guess we’re not so different.
Hey, where’d Nenji run off to?
Nothin’. Just thought I saw someone. Over there, in the rubble.
Nope, nothing here.
I swear I saw it…
Music: SEEKER (Mitsuhiro Kaneda)
Get back in here!
*sigh* It’s gone.
How should I know? But one thing’s for sure. It’s bad news. That thing was straight outta the movies.
“Exterminator,” right? It sure did look like it.
Hey… Look at this.
Shikishima made ‘em?
It was a man-made one. But why?
It’s from the kaiju’s computer. Guess it’s not broken after all.
Maybe you’re doin’ it wrong. Let me try.
Board member? Like… Shikishima board member?
Maybe ‘cause my pops is an exec.
Wait. You’re a rich kid?
Music: Cognitive Dissonance (Rikako Watanabe)
Surface Excavation Unit, “Giant Moler.”
If that’s true… These machines were made for planetary development. What are they doing on Earth? Especially in the past?
Hell if I know.
And Nenji is finally available for us to play with. But first, we haven’t made any major changes to the board in a while. Let’s fix that.
First things first, let’s remove “Okino’s Code?” and “Miura’s Scar?”, which we got satisfactory answers to in Megumi’s last chapter. We’ll also add “Man-Made Kaiju?” to the board.
And then we do a lot of new yarning to fill out the various character relationships, including finally getting all thirteen of our Sentinel pilots on the board.
Plus Miwako. I would have added Tamao as well, but… I forgot. Oops.
Most of the new relationships are just yellow for friendships, orange for loose connections, or blue for people who done got shot with the magical gun (so Gouto, Miura, and Shu by Megumi or Natsuno by 426 in the Tamao android). I also added two orange connections between Megumi and Ei, because she’s failed to shoot him twice now and don’t think I’m not keeping score, missy!
I should probably also have added a link between Ei and 426 because I’m pretty sure the AI who helped Ei in his last chapter was 426 in the Tomi android because who else could it be, but I forgot that too. Maybe next time.
Anyway, that’s gonna do it for us today.
Takatoshi Hijiyama (Locked behind Ogata)
The poll is here.